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Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Klasen, Stephan – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
At the Millennium Summit, the world community pledged to promote gender equality and chose as a specific target the achievement of gender equity in primary and secondary education by the year 2005 in every country of the world. Based on the findings from a growing empirical literature that suggests that gender equity in education promotes economic…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Costs, Sex Fairness, Economic Progress
Kattan, Raja Bentaouet; Burnett, Nicholas – World Bank Education Advisory Service, 2004
There are a large number of different "fees" that private households sometimes have to pay for publicly provided primary education, including tuition fees, textbook fees or costs and/or rental payments, compulsory uniforms, PTA dues, and various special fees such as exam fees, contributions to district education boards, and the like. In many…
Descriptors: Costs, Tuition, Primary Education, Foreign Countries